Monday, October 27, 2014

Turning 40

In October I turned 40. I was working a temporary job at Williams Elementary as a library aid. It was the best job. I loved it so much
I think what made it so wonderful was my co worker. I am so thankful for the time we had together and the friendship that was built.
She threw me this amazing 40th birthday party. It was pretty awesome
Turning 40 was a pretty big deal. My dad turned 60 the same month. I had hoped to go to California and spend that time with my parents. We had done that when he turned 50. My moms passing has changed so much in our lives.
I love that someone took time out of their schedule to make my day so special
The kids that came into the library really loved the decorations and truly could not believe I am 40 years old. That is pretty awesome too.
I absolutely love this shirt. It will go in a quilt soon.
Most of all I am thankful for family. I feel like I have so much to be grateful for. 
I am also thankful for quilting customers like this one. She sent me flowers for my special day to remind me how much I am loved and that my day was one to celebrate, even if I was a little sad missing my mom

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Visiting Jakob at SMU October Homecoming

I was very fortunate to attend all of Jakob's pre college experiences. My husband had to work and was unable to tag along. Even orientation and move in was not possible. Homecoming at SMU is in October and instead of going out during that busy weekend we went the weekend after for my pre birthday celebration.
I was so excited to see him. Its amazing how much they change once they move out on their own.
We made a stop at In and Out. I loved this restaurant in California so its so nice that Dallas has them, and its pretty inexpensive considering.
We stayed the whole weekend so he got to sleep in a real bed and enjoy a break from the campus. 
We gave dad a tour of the campus and snapped a quick photo there
I love their change up of landscaping. I wonder what they do with all the pepper plants when they are finished with them.
We enjoyed a night out at Outback, not normally in our price range but it was a nice treat.
Jakob collects soda bottles, he happened to find a few during our weekend venture. He was one happy camper. It was a great birthday treat. One I hope we can continue.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Homecoming 2014

This year Mekenzei decided to go to homecoming alone. I am thankful for good friends. She enjoyed taking photos for her Historian Role and also just having a night of entertainment. Zekaryah decided to not attend since the lights seem to bother him more with whatever health issues are going on.
This is the first year she actually didn't get ready at home. In fact I didn't even see her until after the dance. I am thankful for photographs. She enjoyed getting ready with this set of friends from school.